Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oak Grove barn, sepia

This old barn has been in Oak Grove for many, many years, according to Cathy. Cathy is the wonderful woman who boards my horses in our local mountains. We have driven by it so many times on the way to Julian, CA, and admired it. She drove by one time and it was full of cows! So, apparently it is still used. Sepia Scenes for November 4, 2009.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Windmill~SkyWatch Friday 102309

While driving around the mountains one afternoon, I came upon this nearly broken-down windmill. Oh, well~I took its photo anyway! SkyWatch Friday for October 23, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rustic barn~Scenic Sunday for 100409

Hubby and I had a short vacation in Northern California last June. We drove to South Lake Tahoe and spent 5 days there. The Sierras still had snow, unlike our August trip. We took a drive every day. On this day, we drove south of Lake Tahoe, out in the country, and found this "rustic" barn. Scenic Sunday for October 4, 2009.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

orchard and barn~Scenic Sunday for 092709

Sometimes I just go out driving, armed with my cameras. On this afternoon, I had worked a couple of the horses at the ranch and, since it was a nice COOL DAY (yesterday it was 109 here in the desert...sigh...), I went driving out toward Anza/Borrego on Coyote Springs Road. What an interesting name, right? There were many ranches out that way and this one had an orchard AND a nice red barn! Scenic Sunday for September 27, 2009.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

South of Lake Tahoe barn~That's My World 092209

No, this isn't my world, but I sure wish it were! We found this beautiful barn on our June vacation to South Lake Tahoe, where we stayed for 4 nights. We went exploring every day and one morning we came across this beautiful barn. That's My World for September 22, 2009.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Red barn~Scenic Sunday for 092009

Hubby and I spotted this red barn outside of Gardnerville, NV when we visited Lake Tahoe in June. Isn't it cute? Scenic Sunday for 092009.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Barn near Bishop, CA~That's My World 082509

Hubby and I took a side road north of Bishop, CA and wandered parallel to Highway 395 for several miles. We traveled through some beautiful farm and farmland and then I spotted this old barn. I also included a photo of the Sierras that afternoon. Thunderheads were developing and storms were occurring off in the distance. I wish this were my world...but it's not. Instead, this is our "vacation world"! HA! That's My World for Tuesday, August 25, 2009.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

South of Lake Tahoe, CA~That's My World 081109

This beautiful barn is south of Lake Tahoe, CA. We found it one morning during a drive around the area. That's My World for August 11, 2009.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cows, barn, and the Sierras~Scenic Sunday for August 9, 2009

Hubby and I traveled up to Northern California in June, right after school was out. The Sierras still had snow and there was lots of water in the fields. We drove by this field and farm near Gardnerville, Nevada, which is just south of Lake Tahoe. It was so pretty up there! Scenic Sunday for August 9, 2009.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Barn and fence~Sunday Stills Challenge 080209

I spotted this barn and its fence outside of Lake Tahoe. I think it was the day we drove to Virginia City. Anyway, I liked the barn, of course! Sunday Stills Challenge for 080209.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Utah barn and blue sky~SkyWatch Friday 073109

This beautiful, old barn was near Hurricane, UT. Hubby and I like to stay in St. George and travel to outer areas. I love the contrast of the blue sky with the colors of the barn! SkyWatch Friday for July 31, 2009.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"B" is for barn!!! ABC Wednesday for July 29, 2009

HAhahahah! This was an easy post! "B" is for barn! This beautiful, old, red barn was outside of Mariposa, CA, up by Yosemite National Park. The cows must have been hungry! They realized that humans brought food and were all lined up by the gate! They came in from the pasture, looking for their breakfast! Poor things! Nobody showed up to feed them while we were there and they finally went back out to chew on the grasses. ABC Wednesday for July 29, 2009.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Barn near Merced~SkyWatch Friday, July 24, 2009

Hubby and I got up early one morning and I took these photos before we got to Yosemite National Park. There were some beautiful barns outside of Merced, CA, on the road to Yosemite. SkyWatch Friday for July 24, 2009.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Texture~Sunday Stills Challenge for July 12, 2009

Hubby was on a quest to find some interesting cattle corrals. We found this one near Flagstaff, Arizona.

Sunday Stills Challenge for July 12, 2009~~texture

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Flagstaff barn

This old barn was right outside of Flagstaff on Highway 89 north. We pulled over and hubby took these pics of it. This was after we visited the Sunset Crater.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Merced barn

What is it that is so attractive about old barns?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Merced barn and mail boxes~Scenic Sunday for June 21, 2009

Hubby and I just got back from a short vacation up in Northern California. We visited Yosemite National Park, South Lake Tahoe, and Mt. Whitney. Of course, along the way, I took as many barn photos as I could! There were some wonderful barns in Gardnerville, NV, and I'll be posting pics of them soon. But this one was the first one we saw outside of Merced, CA, where we stayed overnight and traveled to Yosemite. Scenic Sunday for June 21, 2009.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Red barn and ranch gate~

When we drove past Merced to Mariposa, on our way to Yosemite National Park, during our vacation, we drove past this ranch. Finally, one day we stopped. The cows must have been hungry because they came right up to us at the gate and mooed at us for their breakfast! The barn was deserted, the gate was locked, and the cows were hungry. They were beautiful cows and appeared to equate people with food, so I hope they got fed!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Barns near Yosemite~~That's My World for Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hubby and I are currently on vacation in Yosemite and South Lake Tahoe. I did manage to find some beautiful barns outside of Yosemite, by Merced, CA and I'll post them even though they aren't in the desert. We have enjoyed seeing some BEAUTIFUL barns! Here is one of them and some other pics from our trip. That's My World for Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Snake! ~~ warning snake pics!

I posted this on one of my other blogs, but thought I would repeat it here since summer is coming and that means SNAKES! I have absolutely NO ADVICE for anyone! All I do is scream, "AAAaaaaahhhhhhh", jump up about 3 feet in the air, and then bend over to see if it is poisonous or not. Of the 5 snakes I've met so far, they have all been non-poisonous. You'd think by now I'd quit screaming, but I don't! Two of them were right by the water faucet at the horse ranch, 1 I nearly stepped on a couple of weeks ago, and another one was heading for a pile of boards at the ranch. The latest snake, a gopher snake, was this one. Hubby and I were looking at another ranch and he was inside the locked gate, stuck in the pool. He probably had been eating the frogs there, but he definitely wanted OUTTTTTTTT!!!!! He tried and tried to crawl up the side of the pool, but he just couldn't reach his head up far enough. I didn't wish to see him drown, so I asked hubby to "do SOMETHING!" He found a pool skimmer and skimmed the snake up and out! Isn't he a handsome fella? Anyway, once out, he headed for the rocks along the pool. (shudder)...WHY would anyone build a pool like this? Maybe they had cats to keep the snakes away? Anybody have a snake story to share?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

red barn and blue sky~SkyWatch Friday, May 22, 2009

What more could I ask for? A beautiful red barn and blue sky! Another photo of the Vista ranch my parents used to own, which is now Quail Hollow Farm, a beautiful equestrian center in Vista, CA. SkyWatch Friday for May 22, 2009.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vista red barn~That's My World 051909

My parents owned this ranch back in the 1960's. The roof on the barn was wooden and crumbling. I remember big holes in it. My dad decided to reroof it, using aluminum sheeting. I remember him on top of the barn, tied with a rope around his waist in case he fell off! He didn't and the roof survives to this day. The barn has been cleaned out and is in wonderful condition. This is now a working equestrian center and the owner gave me a wonderful tour! While this is no longer my world, I have many fond memories of this ranch and its barn! That WAS my world, many years ago!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Barn eyes~~Sunday Stills for May 17, 2009

If a barn could have eyes, these would be them! These "eyes" look out over the ranch and see everything! See! They are even open today! This is the barn from my childhood, in Vista, CA. The barn is still standing. It is a magnificent old, wooden barn, except for the aluminum roof that my dad put on it in the 1960's. The roof is still intact, as is the barn. No other barn I have found measures up to this one. It is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is now owned by some wonderful people at Quail Hollow Farm. Sunday Stills for May 17, 2009.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge~Black & White May 10, 2009

These are my second editing attempts for Sunday Stills Challenge, black and white, using the editing on Photobucket. One is a barn by Aguanga, CA. The other is an oak tree by Ramona, CA. Sunday Stills for May 10, 2009.